Development Officer - Business Support

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Ref no: EAD01734
Closes: Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Published: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Location: Southbank House, Southbank Business Park, Kirkintilloch
Salary: £30,037.85 - £34,782.59 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: East Dunbartonshire Council
Category: Economic Development
Sub-category: Business Adviser

Job Summary

This post is only available to all permanent and temporary employees and agency workers currently on assignment within East Dunbartonshire Council.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Business Development team provide a full range of integrated support services to local businesses to encourage innovation, diversity, growth and development of an enterprise culture, whilst simultaneously working towards the ambitions of our Economic Development Strategy.
Together, the Business Development team and Business Gateway play a crucial role in supporting East Dunbartonshire’s local economy whilst working to achieve service (LOIP) and partnership objectives including increased integration of activity across Local Authority and Public Sector Agencies to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for business support and innovation, experience of economic development, project delivery and the ability to work with a mixed portfolio of clients including public sector partners. If you would like to discuss this post in more detail please contact Suzanne Bruce on 0141 578 8625.


The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:
• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with
screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.

PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.

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